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Author Klein, Cheryl B., 1978- author.

Title Magic words : writing great books for children and young adults / Cheryl B. Klein.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  808.068 KLEIN    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  808.068 KLEIN    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  808.068 KLEIN    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  808.068 KLEIN    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  808.68 KLE    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  808.068 KLEIN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  808.068 KLEIN    Check Shelf
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  808.068 KLEIN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  808.068 K67    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  808.068 KLEIN    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description xv, 368 pages ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Clarity and connection -- Experience and emotion -- Proficiency and practice -- Promise and premise -- Effort and flow -- Intention and invention -- Identity and choice -- Interest and change -- Power and attention -- Structure and sensibility -- Obstacles and negotiation -- Movement and momentum -- Person and personality -- Teases and trust -- Worlds and wonders -- Perspective and polishing -- Vision and revision -- Love and/or money.
Summary The best children's and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction - intention, character, plot, and voice - while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book's excercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. WIth its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children's and young adult fiction.
Subject Children's books -- Authorship.
Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Creative writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
ISBN 039329224X
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